The founder of a Russian musical group who in his songs lambasted President Vladimir Putin drowned.
The originator of the well-known electronic band “Cream Soda” was Dima Nova, whose real name was Dmitry Sivrgunov.
At Yaroslavl, northeast of Moscow, local media reported that Nova slipped through ice while crossing the Volga River in Russia.
Together with two other pals, he was with his brother Roma.
In his songs, the 34-year-old musician, who rose to fame during a wave of anti-war protests in Russia, frequently criticised Putin.
Nova had criticised Putin’s claimed $1.3 billion house in his song “Aqua Disco.”
The song was frequently chanted at demonstrations in the early stages of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the article said.
The demonstrations were later dubbed “Aqua Disco Parties.”
Putin has come under fire for allegedly utilising the spoils of corruption to erect a massive $1.3 billion home close to Gelendzhik on Russia’s southern Black Sea coast.
His critics refer to the house as “Putin’s palace”.
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